Angry Birds is getting a VR game. Okay, actually, a second VR game, not to be mistaken with the recently-released Isle of Pigs or that Magic Leap title.
As the name suggests, The Angry Birds Movie 2 VR: Under Pressure instead ties into the new movie. The game is being developed by XR Games in collaboration with Sony Pictures Virtual Reality and Rovio Entertainment. Again, it’s not related to the VR title Resolution Games released earlier this year. In fact, it sounds quite different.
Hollywood Reporter reveals that Under Pressure will be coming to PSVR and make specific use of the headset’s social screen function. That’s a feature that allows other players to interact with the VR user via a TV screen. The VR user takes control of Leonard, the green pig that served as the antagonist in the first movie. Non-VR players, meanwhile, will control the birds.
The movie is due for release on August 16, so expect to see the app launch around then. For Sony Pictures, it’s the latest in a growing line of VR tie-ins, which include an upcoming app for Spider-Man: Far From Home and, of all things, a VR sequel to Groundhog Day. Yes, really.
Curious to see this one? Well good news; we’ll have the exclusive first footage of the game at the Upload E3 VR Showcase. Tune in at 9am PT on Monday, June 10 for the first trailer for the game in action and a few more announcements too. We’ll have over 30 games featured, so you definitely won’t want to miss it.